The Volta River Authority (VRA) has assured that all victims affected by the Akosombo dam spillage will be provided with adequate relief items until their lives return to normalcy.
In an update on the government’s relief efforts, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of VRA, Ing. Edward Obeng Kenzo, highlighted the number of humanitarian reliefs they have offered to the affected communities since the spill.
He emphasized that they have installed a new water-pumping station at Aveyime, which now supplies the residents with safe drinking water.
“We would like to assure the whole nation and those affected that nobody is left unattended. We will be with the communities throughout these trying times and make sure that the comfort and relief they need, they receive,” Ing. Kenzo said.
“Since day one, when we started this spilling, we have been with the communities. All those affected communities, from Asuogyaman all the way to South Ada, South Tongu, Central Tongu, and Ada East, and what have you? We have been with them. The relief items are still being supplied. We have given water, we have made sure there’s enough water being supplied to these communities.”
Ing. Kenzo added that they have invested an amount of GHC1.5 million in the various hospitals in the area. He also mentioned that Zoomlion has been contracted to provide hygienic portable toilet facilities for the residents.
“Our hospital department, in conjunction with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the various district hospitals, has supplied almost GHC1.5 million worth of drugs to the communities. We will continue to make sure that we bring relief to the doorsteps of all those affected and make sure they return to their normal lives.
“Water tanks have been supplied to the communities; we are bringing in water from the various communities to supply. We will continue, as I said, to make sure that the relief items go to the affected communities. Zoomlion has been engaged to provide portable toilet facilities,” he said.
Ing. Kenzo also assured that there would be no additional spillage of water.
“I can assure you that there will be no additional spillage of water,” he said.